Sigh, same crap, different thread. Go read through Polls-Gun Control and the other threads concerning the issue. I, for one am tired of retyping the same old arguments just because someone brings it up again in a different thread.Yeah, i do. gee, a minority of the time. Actually less than one percent of crime is prevented by armed intervention by a citizen. So no you are still not a hero, and you are more likely to get robbged, shoot yourself, shoot someone innocent, or just plain not be around your gun than you are to ever act as a hero. No, quit claiming because it happened once you are some sort of hero for owning a gun. Even the VP of the US is more likely to shoot someone in the face than to stop someone from harming him.
You just tried to make them into heroes twice. No I do not think blowing away some kids in the middle east with a guided missile from miles away makes an armed vetran a hero. First responders, cops, and EMTs are heroes. The modern US military is not a hero, and BTW is one of the actual reasons our founding fathers wanted the states to have a well armed militia because they saw federal troops of the US to be the biggest enemy to freedom we face. before you keep on arguing they are heroes and telling me I should be proud of them think about how big the pile of patriotic thoughtless BS that you are shoveling is.
Now you have made me LMAO. here is how it goes when you deal with moving targets that don't shoot back. Idiot with a gun hears gunshots, run's half a mile, digs load of crap out of shorts, pulls out gun, freaks out and sprays bullets blindly into crowd of fleeing victims of original shooter. You shot targets so you think you know what it is like to be under attack by a real gunman. Especially one that has an assault rifle and some handguns while you sport your easily jammed cheapo pistol. You are not a hero. If you are unlucky enough to actually be there and armed in this situation you are a panicky shaky ball of nerves and adrenaline who will snap fire at most anything that moves in your stark terror at the thought of an armed gunman. This is why we don't want you armed. We know where the actual gunman is, and we don't need to be shot in the back or whuile we are running by you fumbling with your gun and pittling yourself.
You guys have got to stop this heroic rambo routine. You are not rambo. you do not keep your cool in a live fire situation. You are not saving a world full of kids, and you will most likely be responsible for running little kids over as you dash for safety than anything else in the situation. I have seen you heroic types cowering in fear over paint filled geletin capsules that don't cause death. I have seen you shoot your friends on your team because you were scared ****less. i have seen you panick and run face first into trees. I have seen you bobble your gun and blind fire out of terror. I have seen you pant and wheeze after 15 steps of running with your gun. I have seen you take cover behind twigs.
No, what she just did is show us all the stupidity of gun owners by committing a felony with her pistol. She will be arrested. She will be tried and convicted. her gun will be taken from her, and her house will be searched for any other firearms. She will never own a gun again because she will be a convicted felon. She will pay fines, lawyers fees, and most likely spend a few years paying the probation department for the joy of going there. She will be restricted in drinking and any drug use will have to not only be reviewed by her doctor, but also by some idiot probation officer. She might even spend some time in jail for her troubles. All so she could put a gun in her locker which she would never get to while the school is locked down during an armed attack. unlike the heroic teachers who died trying to protect the children in CT, she will try to abandon the kids to get to her locker which will be in a room that is locked up because the school is locked down. In her wandering through the halls she will probably end up another victim while her unsupervised children will probably get killed because they are not locked down and are easy victims.
Quit living in gun fantasy land. Seriously, grandma with a gun is not even a concerned for a heavily armed suicidal attacker. She will hesitate if she actually has her gun and is there. If she gets a shot off it will be shaky and miss. meanwhile her only chance is that the shooter is paralized with fits of uncontrollable laughter and the authorities get there before he can recover and arrest him. She would have better luck stripping naked and trying to cause him to asphyxiate on his own vomit after seeing her sagging grandma naughty bits.
After you have read through all the arguments and if you still want to discuss it further, then by all means post it in threads related to gun control.
You may can consider all those threads as part of my rebuttal.